SeaWorld Aims to Revamp Image After Blackfish Blowback

CAPTIVE CETACEANS IN RUSSIA ~ THIS HORRENDOUS INDUSTRY MUST END WORLDWIDE!

WARNING GRAPHIC: Firefighter shoots neighbor’s dogs, posts pictures to Facebook

Charity anthology to raise money for Guide Dogs – Book cover

K Morris - Poet

As loads of you who follow this blog will know, I am, with the kind contributions of fellow authors/bloggers compiling a charity anthology to raise money for the Guide Dogs for the Blind association (http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/).

The Story Reading Ape has very kindly agreed to design a cover for the anthology free of charge – thank you Chris! I would be grateful for feedback on the proposed cover together with comments regarding the suggested title for the anthology.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the anthology and to David who is kindly editing the book without charge.

Kevin

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China Bans Elephant Ivory

Christopher J. Gervais

Malaysian customs officers show elephant tusks which were recently seized in Port Klang outside Kuala Lumpur

GOOD News in the fight for Wildlife Conservation!

According to Associate Press and U.S. News & World Report, ‪#‎China‬ has imposed a 1 year ban on ‪#‎elephant‬‪#‎ivory‬ imports, takes immediate effect today.

Read article: http://www.usnews.com/…/china-bans-ivory-imports-for-1-year…

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No Animals in Circuses

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

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At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world’s oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). This is his story.

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Patrick has lived nearly his entire life at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. He was hand-raised by the owners after being orphaned as a baby.

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According to Tourism Australia, “the team at the park tried releasing Patrick back into the wild a couple of times but he couldn’t defend himself against other wombats.”

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Tourism Australia also adds:

Given that Patrick has never had children, or any partners in general, probably makes him the oldest living wombat virgin as well!

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When he was younger, Patrick used to greet park visitors in a wheelbarrow (above)…

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5 Things You Need To Know About The FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan

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Animals = He/She or It?

Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

What looks like a grammatical question is in reality a question of life in freedom or in captivity. As long as animals are treated as things in court it is extremely difficult to have the law support animal welfare. It remains more or less good will of the human being who owns an animal if he or she wants this animal to live a pleasant or horrific life.

There is a way out of this conundrum, though. Lawyers in several countries have started to think of ways how to change the law in favor of non-human beings. In the US, a lawsuit is being presented in the name of a chimpanzee.

Once the legal status of animals will habe been changed chances will become unequivocally better to end their misery in many prison-lie situations.

Here you can find more information on this subject:

https://secure.piryx.com/donate/qxc90Z8w/The-Nonhuman-Rights-Project/022515_kikofund

http://aldf.org/cases-campaigns/features/so-you-wanna-be-an-animal-lawyer/

http://www.animal-lawyer.com

Thank you for spreading…

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Animals = He/She or It?

Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

What looks like a grammatical question is in reality a question of life in freedom or in captivity. As long as animals are treated as things in court it is extremely difficult to have the law support animal welfare. It remains more or less good will of the human being who owns an animal if he or she wants this animal to live a pleasant or horrific life.

There is a way out of this conundrum, though. Lawyers in several countries have started to think of ways how to change the law in favor of non-human beings. In the US, a lawsuit is being presented in the name of a chimpanzee.

Once the legal status of animals will habe been changed chances will become unequivocally better to end their misery in many prison-lie situations.

Here you can find more information on this subject:

https://secure.piryx.com/donate/qxc90Z8w/The-Nonhuman-Rights-Project/022515_kikofund

http://aldf.org/cases-campaigns/features/so-you-wanna-be-an-animal-lawyer/

http://www.animal-lawyer.com

Thank you for spreading…

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EWG’s Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2015

Emilio Cogliani

One of the most common reasons to eat more organic produce is to avoid harmful chemicals used in growing your food. Pesticides have been linked to developmental problems in children, and may act as carcinogens or throw off the endocrine system, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Scary stuff!

To help consumers make the safest choices, nonprofit advocacy agency the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again released its list of the most pesticide-contaminated produce. The Dirty Dozen, part of the EWG’s yearly Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, is compiled from U.S. Department of Agriculture pesticide residue data on 48 fruits and veggies. About two-thirds of the produce samples test positive, and apples top the ranking for the fifth year in a row.

“The bottom line is people do not want to eat pesticides with their fruits and vegetables,” Ken Cook, the EWG’s president…

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The “Wolf Depredation” Scam Continues and Your Stories Wanted

Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife

This is "tradition" and "heritage" in Wisconsin. This is “tradition” and “heritage” in Wisconsin.

Lately this blog has been gaining a significant crop of new readers and wildlife advocates that have been elated to have found a source that will actually report the thing that I do. I am both proud and humbled at the positive feedback I am getting for publishing this blog. I am willing to bring to light the issues and opinions that many of us harbor but are afraid to put out there. One of the best things about increased readership of the blog is that wildlife advocates and average citizens from Northern Wisconsin finally feel that they have an outlet to express their frustrations and disdain over what is essentially the extremist hunting group and hounder based anarchy that the Wisconsin DNR turns a blind eye to or even encourages. As a follow up to my blog post yesterday about livestock interests…

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The “Wolf Depredation” Scam Continues and Your Stories Wanted

Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife

This is "tradition" and "heritage" in Wisconsin. This is “tradition” and “heritage” in Wisconsin.

Lately this blog has been gaining a significant crop of new readers and wildlife advocates that have been elated to have found a source that will actually report the thing that I do. I am both proud and humbled at the positive feedback I am getting for publishing this blog. I am willing to bring to light the issues and opinions that many of us harbor but are afraid to put out there. One of the best things about increased readership of the blog is that wildlife advocates and average citizens from Northern Wisconsin finally feel that they have an outlet to express their frustrations and disdain over what is essentially the extremist hunting group and hounder based anarchy that the Wisconsin DNR turns a blind eye to or even encourages. As a follow up to my blog post yesterday about livestock interests…

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Video shows ISIS fighters roaming through Iraq museum with sledgehammers and power tools, destroying artifacts

SAW FISH IN THE ABACO MARLS? NO SURPRISE. SAW A SAWFISH? AWESOME!

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SAW FISH IN THE ABACO MARLS? NO SURPRISE. SAW A SAWFISH? AWESOME!

Exactly a year ago, an extraordinary find was made out on the Abaco Marls. Almost disguised against the pale mud under the low water was the first sawfish reported for the Marls. This fish is not merely a rarity in the Northern Bahamas: all species of sawfishes worldwide are IUCN listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered.

Sawfish, Abaco Marls Feb 2014 (Photo: Jacque Cannon) Sawfish, Abaco Marls Feb 2014 (Photo: Jacque Cannon)

Here is an account of the discovery reported by FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT: “On a recent fishing trip in the Marls with local guide Justin Sands, Sam and Jacque Cannon had an exciting encounter. As Justin was poling the flats, with Sam on the bow searching for bonefish, Jacque spotted a Sawfish! Jacque and Justin quickly forgot about Sam and his efforts to catch a bonefish and turned their focus to the Sawfish. This is a very rare…

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1) Implement stricter penalties for those caught dog fighting. 2) Make being a spectator at a dog fight a felony in all 50 states

We request that the decision to remove Smiley, Scabby and Baby from Tina and Laci is over turned and that the dogs are returned to their care. We also request that consideration is given as to granting Tina and Laci with full legal guardianship of the dogs

NJ, SAY NO TO BACKYARD DOGS…….NO DOG SHOULD BE CHAINED OUTSIDE!!

Victory! UW-Madison Closes Cruel Cat Lab | PETA’s Blog | PETA

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Victory! UW-Madison Closes Cruel Cat Lab | PETA’s Blog | PETA.

Stop Popular Dog Food Company from Killing Dogs

Thousands of dogs were allegedly killed by eating food tainted with toxins. Urge the company responsible to stop making dog food with possibly life-threatening ingredients.

via Stop Popular Dog Food Company from Killing Dogs.

Don’t Ban Undercover Farm Photos and Videos

Don’t Ban Undercover Farm Photos and Videos.

Fire Forest Rangers for Selling Endangered Animals to Restaurant

Fire Forest Rangers for Selling Endangered Animals to Restaurant.

What Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands Can You Find at Sephora? | Cruelty-Free Beauty & Cosmetics | Living | PETA

What Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands Can You Find at Sephora? | Cruelty-Free Beauty & Cosmetics | Living | PETA.

Urge the FDA to End Painful Tests on Animals | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA

Urge the FDA to End Painful Tests on Animals | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA.

PETA Study Shows a Staggering Increase in Animal Use in Experiments | PETA’s Blog | PETA

Life or Lunch?

200_2D00_MiceA first-of-its-kind study by PETA scientists, published in the prestigious Journal of Medical Ethics, has found that the use of animals in experiments has increased by a staggering 73 percent at leading U.S. laboratories in recent years—despite growing public opposition to animal experimentation, mounting evidence that results from animal studies are often not applicable to humans, and the availability of superior non-animal research methods. PETA presented the results of this groundbreaking work at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference earlier this month.

Surprisingly (and unscientifically), the animals most commonly used in laboratories—notably mice, rats, and birds bred for experimentation as well as fish, reptiles, and amphibians—aren’t even defined as “animals” in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the single federal law that governs the treatment of animals in laboratories. As a result, no one actually knows how many are in laboratories because published…

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Save Sperm Whales & Sea Turtles from the Secret Drift Net Massacre Off Our California Coast

Did you know that the California drift net fishery for swordfish continues to capture, harm and sometimes even kill sperm whales, sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins and sea lions?

via Save Sperm Whales & Sea Turtles from the Secret Drift Net Massacre Off Our California Coast.